Here are 3 easy ways to differentiate between Liberal Social Justice (LSJ) and Critical Social Justice (CSJ):
1) Evidence: Does the approach value evidence and scientific inquiry as the foundations needed to achieve effective change? (LSJ) Or, does it distrust science, objectivity, and reason as ways of perpetuating "white supremacy"? (CSJ)
2) The individual: Does the approach value our differences and see us as autonomous agents capable of individual thought and action? (LSJ) Or, does it see us as being primarily defined by group identities that govern how we experience life and the thoughts we think? (CSJ)
3) Freedom of speech: Does the approach value freedom of speech and the marketplace of ideas? (LSJ) Or, does it distrust the freedom to think and speak, labeling certain words and ideas as inherently harmful and in need of banning? (CSJ)
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